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Surname CARLSON   Initials C L   First Name CARL LEONARD  
Decorations DFC  
Rank Flying Officer   Unit RCAF   Service No. J37888  
Age Unknown  Deceased   Previous Squadron 12  
Comments 19/11/44 - F/O K.T. Wallace and crew arrived from PFFNTU ex 12 Sqdn  
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Award Date Citation / Reference Squadron
DFC  18/09/1945  CARLSON, F/O Carl Leonard (J37888) - Distinguished Flying Cross - No.156 Squadron
Award effective 8 September 1945 as per London Gazette dated 21 September 1945 and AFRO 1704/45 dated 9 November 1945.

Born 1924 in Watrous, Saskatchewan; home there (clerk);
enlisted in Saskatoon 22 October 1942.
Trained at No.2 ITS (graduated 15 June 1943),
No.2 BGS (graduated 18 September 1943)
and No.5 AOS (graduated 12 November 1943).
Commissioned October 1943.
Award sent by registered mail 21 December 1949.

No citation other than "completed...numerous operations against the enemy in the course of which [he has] invariably displayed the utmost fortitude, courage and devotion to duty."

Public Records Office Air 2/8751 has recommendation dated 11 April 1945 when he had flown 37 sorties (205 hours).

20 Sept 44 Calais
5 Oct 44 Saarbrucken
7 Oct 44 Emmerich
14 Oct 44 Duisburg
15 Oct 44 Wilhelmshaven
19 Oct 44 Stuttgart
23 Oct 43 Essen
25 Oct 44 Essen
30 Oct 44 Cologne
31 Oct 44 Cologne
4 Nov 44 Bochum
29 Nov 44 Essen
30 Nov 44 Duisburg
3 Dec 44 Hemibach
4 Dec 44 Karlsruhe
5 Dec 44 Soest
12 Dec 44 Essen
28 Dec 44 Opladen
30 Dec 44 Cologne
31 Dec 44 Osterfeld
2 Jan 45 Nuremburg
7 Jan 45 Munich
14 Jan 45 Saarbrucken
1 Feb 45 Mainz
3 Feb 45 Bottrop
14 Feb 45 Chemnitz
17 Feb 45 Wesel
23 Fen 45 Pfortzheim
2 Mar 45 Cologne
5 Mar 45 Chemnitz
7 Mar 45 Dessau
8 Mar 45 Hamburg
12 Mar 45 Dortmund
15 Mar 45 Misberg
16 Mar 45 Nuremburg
18 Mar 45 Hanau
21 Mar 45 Heide

Flying Officer Carlson has completed 38 operational sorties, 26 of which have been with the Pathfinder Force. The majority of the targets have been on German cities.

This officer is a Set Operator of Special Equipment, and he has applied himself to this work with great zest and determination. His enthusiasm and hard work have produced good results. He is painstaking and has a fine zest for operational work.

Flying Officer Carlson has shown keenness, loyalty and devotion to duty of a high order, and I recommend him for the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross. 
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Source Date Comments
LG 37277  18/09/1945  DFC Notification